Profile: experienced researcher who has a creative approach to problem solving and an excellent work ethic. Has a record of high productivity including an extensive publication record, a history of successful collaborations, and excellent references.
DNA extractions and cleanup, PCR, fragment analyses (AFLPs and microsatellites), sequencing
Working professional proficiency
Schiestl FP, Kirk H, Bigler L, Cozzolino S, Desurmont GA. 2014. Herbivory and floral signaling: phenotypic plasticity and trade-offs between reproduction and indirect defense. New Phytologist 203:257-66.
Freeland JR, Ciotir C, Kirk H. 2013. Regional differences in the abundance of native, introduced, and hybrid Typha spp. in northeastern North America influence wetland invasions. Biological Invasions. In Press.
Ciotir C*, Kirk H*, Row J, Freeland JR. 2013. Intercontinental dispersal of Typha angustifolia and T. latifolia between Europe and North America has implications for Typha invasions. Biological Invasions 15:1377-1390. *joint first authors
Kirk H, Dorn S, Mazzi D. 2013. Molecular genetics and genomics generate new insights into invertebrate pest invasions. Evolutionary Applications 6:842-856.
Kirk H, Dorn S, Mazzi D. 2013. Worldwide population genetic structure of the oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta), a globally invasive pest. BMC Ecology 13:12.
McKenzie-Gopsill A, Kirk H, Van Drunen W, Freeland JR, Dorken ME. 2012. No Evidence for Niche Segregation in a North American Cattail (Typha) Species Complex. Ecology and Evolution 2: 952-961.
Kirk H, Vrieling K, Pelser PB, Schaffner U. 2012. Resistance to specialist herbivores: plant chemistry, resource use strategy, or phylogeny? Oecologia 168: 1043-1055.
Kirk H, Cheng D, Choi YH, Vrieling K, Klinkhamer PGL. 2012. Transgressive segregation of primary and secondary metabolites in F2 hybrids between Jacobaea aquatica and J. vulgaris. Metabolomics. 8: 211-219.
Cheng D, Kirk H, Vrieling K, Mulder PPJ, Klinkhamer PGL. 2011. The relationship between structurally different pyrrolizidine alkaloids and western flower thrips resistance in F2 hybrids of Jacobaea vulgaris and Jacobaea aquatica. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37: 1071-1080.
Kirk H, Connelly C, Freeland JR. 2011. Molecular genetic data reveal hybridization between Typha angustifolia and T. latifolia across a broad spatial scale in eastern North America. Aquatic Botany 95: 189-193.
Kirk H, Freeland JR. 2011. Applications and implications of neutral versus non-neutral markers. International Journal of Molecular Science 12: 3966-3988.
Kirk H*, Paul J*, Straka J, Freeland JR. 2011. Long distance dispersal and high genetic diversity are implicated in the invasive spread of the common reed in North America. American Journal of Botany 98:1180-1190. *joint first authors
Cheng D, Kirk H, Vrieling K, Mulder PPJ, Klinkhamer PGL. 2011. Variation in pyrrolizidine alkaloid expression in below and above-ground parts of segregating hybrids between Jacobaea vulgaris and J. aquatica. New Phytologist 192: 1010-1023.
Paul, J, Kirk H, Freeland JR. 2011. Genetic diversity and differentiation of fragmented reedbeds (Phragmites australis) in the United Kingdom. Hydrobiologia 665: 107-115.
Freeland JR, Kirk H, Peterson S. 2011. Molecular Ecology 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Kirk H, Vrieling K, van der Meijden E, Klinkhamer PGL. 2010. Species by environment interactions affect pyrrolizidine alkaloid expression in Senecio jacobaea, Senecio aquaticus, and their hybrids. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36: 378.
Kirk H, Vrieling K, Klinkhamer PGL. 2005. Heterosis and maternal effects influence the fitness of plant hybrids. New Phytologist 166: 685-694.
Kirk H, Choi YH, Kim HK, Verpoorte R, van der Meijden E. 2005. Comparing metabolomes: the chemical consequences of hybridization in plants. New Phytologist 167: 613-622.
Kirk H, Vrieling K, Klinkhamer P. 2005. Reproductive fitness of hybrids between Senecio jacobaea and S. aquaticus. American Journal of Botany 92: 1467-1473.
Kirk H, Macel M., Klinkhamer PGL, Vrieling K. 2004. Natural Hybridization between Senecio jacobaea and Senecio aquaticus: Molecular and Chemical Evidence. Molecular Ecology 13: 2267-2274.